Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Travel Complaints May Be Intentionally Hidden on Airlines' Websites
Link to WCBS-TV story

MARITIME

2) How Technology is Boosting Risk Levels at Ports and Terminals
Link to SupplyChainBrain blog

OTHER

3) Former Chicago Traffic Reporter Dave Mitchell Dies Following Car Crash
Link to Chicagoland Radio and Media article

4) Intertraffic Innovation Awards Category Winners Announced in Amsterdam
Link to Traffic Technology Today article

RAILROADS

5) Investigation Into Amtrak Derailment in Pennsylvania Looking at Possible Communications Breakdown
Link to Philadelphia Inquirer article

SAFETY / SECURITY

6) TSA Uses High-Tech Training Tool Called 'IVIEW' to Train for Terror Situations
Link to WJLA-TV story

7) TSA Paid IBM $47,400 for an App That Only Pointed Right or Left
Link to Mashable article

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

8) Pennsylvania Turnpike Identifies Areas for Improvement, Including Communications, in Massive January Crash
Link to Patriot-News article
Link to news release

9) Texas DOT's HERO Program Could Expand to 24-Hours a Day
Link to KEYE-TV story

TRANSIT

10) MBTA Rail Conductors Given Specialized iPhones
Link to WBZ-TV story

11) Wisconsin's Beloit Transit Becomes Dementia Friendly
Link to Beloit Daily News article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Grab and World Bank Partner to Provide Real-Time Traffic Data to Philippine Government
Link to Bloomberg article
Link to news release

VEHICLES

13) Volkswagen to Spend About Half a Billion Euros on Digital Trucks by 2020
Link to EurActiv article


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Call for Transportation Innovation Ideas – North Dakota DOT


Upcoming Events
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